A loan of $500 helped purchase of starch and cheese.

Amado Antonio's story

Amado is married and has four children, all in elementary school. He lives in the Santa Ana district in the town of Caacupé on the way to Tobati.

Amado had been working in a local "chiperia" (shop that sells chipa - a warm, bagel-like bread with cheese in its center) since he was very young. He gained experience and when he got married he started his own business where today he makes his delicious "chipa". He sells his product in the town of Aregua where he built his clientele.

He requests the foundation and Kiva's support in granting him a loan to invest in the purchase of raw materials (starch, cheese, vegetable oil, among others) to make his product. Having a certain quantity of raw materials helps with production, will help him meet his client's demand and obtain more income for his family.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Betyna Almeida-Covarrubias

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